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Erik Sjöstrand
Erik Sjöstrand
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Member Since
Feb. 10, 2014
Last Seen
5 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

I've been playing bridge since 2011. Study bidding theory way too much and not enough declarer play. President of the local bridge club and tournament director. Run the bidding practice website


Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Playing defense against 6!s where declarer were missing four keycards, including the A and K of trumps. The contract made.
Bridge Accomplishments
Played some Swedish national final events.
Regular Bridge Partners
Håkan Johansson
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Skövde Bridgeallians
Favorite Conventions
Constructive negative free bids, take-out doubles, GF bids instead of INV+, useful space principle.
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Mulberry Bush
Do you use Mulberry in other situations too? I've seen it discussed after Flannery openings and Precision three-suiters. I have thought about using it in relay auctions when shape is resolved at 3 or 3NT, but a new convention for those seems a bit overkill.
Transfers after Transfers or Transfer Extensions
We play "sort of" transfer extensions: To first transfer to a major, and then bid 3 is always a transfer to diamonds. In order to transfer to clubs we have to bid 1NT-2; 2-2 (which is range asking, or GF with hearts + clubs) or 1NT-2 ...
Garbage Stayman or Invitational
We play it as both majors, non-forcing but could be invitational. Opener passes with 3 hearts and a minimum, bids 2 with 3 spades (either minimum with 3-2 majors, or max with 3-3 majors), or 2NT with max and 2-3 majors. The idea is from Scanian NT, but we ...
Checkback choices and continuations
In my system (similar to Polish Club), after 1-1M; 2NT, opener has shown 20+ hcp and a balanced hand with exactly 2 card support, or a singleton in a 4441 hand (still 20+ hcp). We play transfers after this. The main reason is to find a fit below 3NT ...
1!d-1N foring
An idea could be to use 1NT as a two-way bid: either 6+ clubs (possibly weak without diamond tolerance), or a GF relay. Then the 2 response could be non-forcing with 5+ clubs and diamond tolerance. Over 1-1NT, something like this could work: 2 = Minimum without 4 ...
1!d-1N foring
The main problem with this structure (to me) seems to be the weak (less than invite) 3-3-2-5 hands. Should opener remove a non-forcing 2C response with a singleton/void and no other good bid (say 4441, 5440 or 5431)? Perhaps the gains of having the relay lower (1NT compared to ...
2/1 W/semi Forcing NT and balanced hand major opener
A simple solution would be to open with a minor suit when holding 15-17 NT, even if you have a five card major. (11)12-14: Open 1M, usually pass a 1NT response. (14)15-17: Open 1m and plan to show the hand as a strong NT. You might miss the ...
1!d-1N foring
If a raise to 2D can be made on a three card suit (not playing inverted minors) you're okay. The somewhat problematic hand now is 3-3-2-5. Our 1NT response includes this hand, but often shows 6+ clubs or 5 spades and 4 hearts. Opener usually rebids 2C (non-forcing) and ...
1!d-1N foring
I do not consider missing 1NT as a loss. Here's our structure: You commented on it previously, but perhaps there is some new thoughts now.
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